Brother Mfc Scan To Email – Before We Get Into The Topic , let’s Learn Some Basic Of This Topic
Brother MFC J6945DW Scan To E-Mail
Step 1: Find the IP address of the printer
- On the LCD screen of the control panel, press the settings icon.
- Select Print Reports from the All Settings menu.
- Select Network Configuration from the drop-down menu.
- If you’re asked if you want to start printing the report, tap Yes.
- Take a note of the IP address on the sheet.
Step 2: Find your e-mail server settings
- From your web browser, open your Gmail account and log in with your username and password.
- Select the Forwarding POP/IMAP tab from the Settings icon.
- On the screen, you can see your Gmail account’s server settings.
- For reference, go to the Brother MFC J6945DW scan to e-Mail Configuration Instructions link.
Getting scan to email working with the Brother MFC7860DW
I recently purchased the Brother MFC7860 all-in-one printer to be able to scan directly to email. However, I can’t understand how a non-technical person could ever get this to work.
For starters, the scan to email capability is disabled by default and must be enabled via a firmware upgrade from Brother’s website. It doesn’t help that this feature is referred to as ‘i-Fax’ rather than ‘Scan to Email,’ as you might anticipate!
You can set up the STMP server by logging into the web console on the printer once the firmware has been upgraded. SMTP over SSL is not supported by the firmware, however, it does support SMTP authentication.
My Internet service provider is Verizon FIOS. To combat spam, most ISPs now prohibit outbound connections to port 25 and force you to use their SMTP server or connect to a mail server on a port other than 25 that is normally secured.
To connect to Verizon’s STMP server, you must use SSL, which this printer does not support, so that’s out. Gmail’s SMTP server was also down. However, I discovered an undocumented Verizon SMTP server (outgoing.verizon.net) that supported plain text connections with MD5 authentication and got things running.
That is, until today when the scan to email function stopped working and the printer displayed a brief ‘Sending failed’ message with no further information.
I needed to figure out what was going on when the printer connected to the SMTP server, so I set up a TCP proxy with netcat and had the printer talk to Verizon SMTP through my proxy, allowing me to record the session. This is how I used the proxy:
Find An IP & then Load Document
Step 3: IP address settings
- Open a new tab in your browser and type in the printer’s IP address that you noticed earlier. After that, hit the Enter key.
- If you have a password configured for your Brother printer, type it in here.
- Select the E-mail Send option beneath the I-Fax option from the Fax tab.
- If the E-mail Send option isn’t available, go to the printer’s official website and download the I-Fax update program.
- Select POP3/IMAP4/SMTP from the drop-down menu.
- Now, for brother MFC J6945DW scan to e-Mail, input the e-mail server settings you see on your Gmail account.
- The server’s address is smtp.gmail.com, and the SSL or TLS port number is 465 or 587.
- Select SMTP-AUTH as the Server Authentication Method.
- In the SMTP authentication option, enter your Gmail account username and password.
- Choose between SSL and TLS.
- In the Device E-mail address field, type your e-mail address. After that, press the Submit button.
- Uncheck the Test receive E-mail settings option on the Protocol tab and tick the box next to Send Test E-mail.
- In the Destination E-mail Address box, type your e-mail address. Then press the Submit button.
- The outcome of the Test E-mail Configuration will be presented on the screen.
- Check the options and re-submit if they aren’t being implemented.
Step 4: Load document and scan
- Open the scanner cover and turn on the printer.
- Place the scanned document paper on the printer’s scanner glass.
- On the printer’s touchscreen, press the Scan icon.
- Select Scan to PC by swiping left/right using the navigation arrows.
- From the list of alternatives, select Scan to E-mail.
- If your computer and printer are already linked to the same wireless network, select the location when requested.
- Enter the computer’s four-digit PIN if prompted, and then hit Ok.
- To begin the scanning process, press Start. Options allow you to adjust the settings and preferences of the scanned document.
- The scanned document is pinned as an attachment to a new e-mail message after the scanning process is completed. Fill in the recipient’s name and the subject line. Then press the Send button. Then you’ll finish scanning to e-mail with the Brother MFC J6945DW.
- The scanned PDF file will be forwarded to the specified recipient as an e-mail attachment.
- Scan To E-Mail Brother MFC J6945DW